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View Poll Results: Tire Preference.....Longevity and Grip combined?
Pirelli Angel GT 2 22.22%
Michelin Pilot Road 4 6 66.67%
Dunlop Q4 0 0%
Bridgestone RS10 1 11.11%
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Jun 29th 2018, 01:30 PM   #16
 route246wraith's Avatar
 
  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
Funny how people take their tyre preference so personally and become so defensive. Motor oils even worse.
Tyres are just rubber products. I really feel that they are consumable items - I don't like a set, go onto the next. That being said, I really like the BS S21 on my RR. Not as "flicky" as Pirelli Corsa whatchimacallits, but the overall balance and edge grip is enough for me to overlook the round crown.
Jun 29th 2018, 01:51 PM   #17
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 ZG1400, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoman
https://www.revealnews.org/article/f...odyear-recall/

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/d...ct-sportmax-q3

These are just a couple. I can go on. This has been going on for years with Dunlop.
I'm sure all manufacturers have their issues. I'm not arguing. I have had zero issues with any Dunlop in 20 years of riding. I don't like Bridgestones because they feel, to me, like half the name suggests, stones.

I've got 3 bikes with 3 different brands of tire on them. I'm no brand fanboy. I like what I like based on my experience not so much the experience of others.
Jun 29th 2018, 02:06 PM   #18
 VeritasImageryNW's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
There's a reason why sports car people used to call them "Slidestones".

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Jun 29th 2018, 03:22 PM   #19
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Running the Michelin Power RS on my 2005 naked ZX-10R, love them for stick, handling and wear is fantastic so far. (compared to Q3 that I also have enjoyed for 4000 miles.)
Gonna try the RS or Q3 on my ZG-1400 next. Don't care if they only last 3K miles, want confidence and grip.
Jun 29th 2018, 08:37 PM   #20
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Originally Posted by GPD323
My C14 chews through tires fast.
Same bike. I had a nice flat spot on the front OEM tire when I took it off at 7500 miles.

I can't see a way around that because it's a 120, same as bikes half its size run, and there's not a lot of square inches to work with. That front tire does a LOT of work.

I get pretty good tire wear on all my bikes because I am not a gas-and-brakes guy. I try to anticipate my stops and not have to brake too hard and I am always aware of wearing a flat spot in that rear tire so i accelerate hard leaned over whenever I can, but mostly I take off pretty conservatively all the time. Also, I keep my tires pretty hard.

Not saying anything about how you may or may not ride. Just saying I think there's a lot about tire wear and choice that really is a function of rider technique and style.
Jun 29th 2018, 08:51 PM   #21
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 ZG1400, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZXtasy
Running the Michelin Power RS on my 2005 naked ZX-10R, love them for stick, handling and wear is fantastic so far. (compared to Q3 that I also have enjoyed for 4000 miles.)
Gonna try the RS or Q3 on my ZG-1400 next. Don't care if they only last 3K miles, want confidence and grip.
The tire carcass of the RS and the Q3 is not made to support the weight of a bike like the Conny. Tire heat comes from carcass flex. A heavy bike will overwork a Q3 or RS and they'll wear out really fast as well as get too hot and greasy, elevating the pressures making them too hard and at that point your confidence inspiring grip is gonna go away. That's why Michelin and Pirelli make heavy versions of the PR and Angel for those bikes.

All I'm saying is be very careful running those tires on a heavy bike like that.
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Jun 30th 2018, 11:35 AM   #22
 mjh937's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
Look at the Road 5 too. I have been happy with them so far.
Jun 30th 2018, 04:17 PM   #23
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

One suggestion: if the tire manufacturer specifies an appreciably different pressure on your bike (or a similar class and weight of bike if yours isn't listed) than the bike manual does, try following the tire manufacturer's recommendation first. If you're not happy, only then ease it a little in the direction of the bike maker's numbers and see how you like it.

I ran my PRs according to the numbers under the seat for over 30K miles. When someone told me that Michelin actually knew what they were talking about I added about 5 psi front and back. It was like getting a new bike. Far more throwable and still at least as secure in the corners.
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Jul 2nd 2018, 07:40 AM   #24
 PeteN95's Avatar
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
There's a reason why sports car people used to call them "Slidestones".
Some bike guys I know call them "tombstones"!?
Jul 3rd 2018, 05:40 AM   #25
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Anakee 3 for my DL650A.
Jul 3rd 2018, 10:00 AM   #26
 GoR4Go's Avatar
 
  Jun 2018
  Tacoma

  Street 12' Aprilia Tuono v4, Track 08' Yamaha R6 (450)
I have really enjoyed michelins pr4s but my riding was a little to aggressive for them.
Perelli Supercorsa SPs are freaking rails, but they wear out super quick, and are expensive.
Perelli Angel GTs are also good but the carcass was still a little hard for my liking, but I got some mileage out of them.
Continental Sport Attacks 2s were awesome but once you wear them down they break away really quick.
Dunlops Q3s, so far a great all around tire especially now that they added the Q3+.

My favorite, and what I keep coming back to are Metzler M7RRs. They heat up quick and have a ton of edge grip. They work well in just about every environment, including a group A track day. If I had to give them a down I would say they move around a little under hard braking, but that was on the track.

All these tires were on a Tuono V4r. Boils down to what kind of riding you do, will you see the track, size of the bike, and budget.
Jul 3rd 2018, 10:49 AM   #27
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 ZG1400, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
Quote:
Originally Posted by juanitotheclumsy
Anakee 3 for my DL650A.
*sigh*
Jul 3rd 2018, 05:56 PM   #28
 Longrides's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Skagit Valley

  2007 Ducati Multistrada
Been running PR4’s with good wear, just put on a rear PR5, time will tell.🤔
Jul 11th 2018, 07:42 PM   #29
 Guns41's Avatar
 
  Jul 2017
  MANCHESTER

After a couple of weeks of research.......decided to go with the S21. will let you guys know how it turns out.
Jul 11th 2018, 09:51 PM   #30
 ShootPDX's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver - HD 1250 Hammer Sportster w/Screaming Eagle stuff - GSXR-750 K12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
I've had PR4's and now Angels.

I didn't like the wear on the front of the PR4's. Scalloping.
Bingo! ^^^ That shit right there ^^^. Secondarily...you simply cannot tell when the front is going to give up on the PR4 (the rear gives good feedback)...I don't care if you are effing Márquez himself...you just can't tell when the front is gonna break loose...

The Q3/Q3+ give incredible tactile feedback (front & rear) --you can feel the damn pebbles you hit...
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